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Rev George Washington Sawyer
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Birth: May 29, 1784
Rockbridge County
Virginia, USA
Death: Oct. 10, 1854
Hamilton County
Tennessee, USA

George Washington Sawyer was a minister and held prayer meetiings among the Indians.
He settled in Hamilton Co TN near where Chattanooga now stands known then as
Gunter's Landing. He owned some land where the town is now built.

"Moved at an early date from Bledsoe Co to Hamilton Co and settled in the neighborhood of old Dallas, which at that time was the County Seat. He later moved to Ringgold, GA where he lived for several years. During this time, his wife died. He then returned to Hamilton Co TN where he spent the remainder of his life and where his children resided."
Loren A Thurman via IGI AFN:CXVW-BF. Aug 99

George Washington Sawyer gave the land for the Jackson's Chapel Methodist Church. This church was originally known as Prairie Creek and was the oldest Methodist Church in Hamilton Co. Brother-in-law, John Bradfield, was the first Pastor.
Family links: 
  Mary Thurman Sawyer (1792 - 1849)
  Elizabeth Sawyer Graham (1814 - ____)*
  Jefferson Elgin Sawyer (1821 - 1905)*
  Jefferson Elgin Sawyer (1821 - 1905)*
  Philip L. Sawyer (1828 - 1891)*
  Eli Thurman Sawyers (1830 - 1911)*
*Calculated relationship
Created by: Fran Chancellor
Record added: Jun 27, 2012
Find A Grave Memorial# 92693237

My 3rd great grandfather -
- Gerald
 Added: Jun. 27, 2012

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